Tag Archives: Cannes 2012

Cannes Review – Reality

Luciano (Aniello Arena), an Italian fish monger, is always the life and soul of any party, until his family urges him to try out for Big Brother, when the stress of the competition to get into the house warps his perception of reality. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Afraid that the penguins are not coming back to Africa to save them, Alex (Ben Stiller) and his friends set out to Monte Carlo to try and find a way back to New York. While there, they encounter the ruthless animal control captain DuBois (Frances McDormand) and seek refuge from her in a circus train. The animals in the circus take them in, and the New Yorkers must find a way for the circus to get to America, while avoiding the clutches of DuBois. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Paradise: Love

Teresa (Margarethe Tiesel) is a middle-aged woman who goes on holiday to Kenya. While there, she discovers that she is classed as a ‘Sugar Mama’ to the beach boys who peddle sex for a living. Teresa is searching for love and companionship, but has to come to terms with the idea that sexual roles are reversed, and she may not find what she is looking for. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Student

Based on Dostoevsky’s classic novel Crime and Punishment, Student follows a student of Philosphy who finds himself isolated and broke. Driven to desparation by his situation – and potentially egged on by a comment made in one of his classes – the student robs a convenience store and murders the owner and another customer. Guilt consumes the student, but who can he turn to? Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Rust and Bone (De Rouille et D’os)

Based on a collection of short stories by Craig Davidson, Rust and Bone tells the story of Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) and Stephanie (Marion Cotillard), a couple who meet during a nightclub brawl. Ali drives Stephanie home and leaves his number in case she ever needs him. Some time later, she calls. Stephanie trained killer whales at a marine park in Antibes on the French Riviera, but has lost her legs due to an accident. The more these two people spend time together, the more they come alive through one another. Continue reading

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